More casting news to come Mortal Kombat 2, has announced that another main character in the video game series will be joining the growing lineup. Based on popular action games first developed in the early 1990s, Mortal Kombat Follows the warriors of Earthrealm as they fight in a tournament to protect the world from the shadowy forces of Outworld. It was first adapted for the screen in 1995 Mortal Kombat and its 1997 sequel Mortal Kombat: Destructionthe series was later rebooted in 2021 under the direction of Simon McQuaid, who will also direct the upcoming film. Mortal Kombat 2.


Now The Hollywood Reporter revealed that The Horrible Adventures of Sabrina Star Adeline Rudolph is set to play Princess Kitana. This latest casting news comes on the heels of revelations that Rudolph’s former co-star Tati Gabriel has been tapped to play Jade, Kitana’s bodyguard and lifelong friend. Meanwhile, shooting for the Mortal Kombat 2 movie It is expected to start soon in Queensland, Australia.

Will Mortal Kombat 2 return to the source mythology?

Lewis Tan as Cole Yang in Mortal Kombat

It has doubled its box office projections for its 2021 theatrical debut weekend. Mortal Kombat It’s a strong start not only for an industry that has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also for a film released on streaming at the same time. Despite an impressive opening weekend, the film has received mixed reviews from critics and has been the victim of complaints about gameplay changes. Chief among these concerns was the introduction of an entirely unique character, Lewis Tanning Cole Youngand the decision not to show off the actual Mortal Kombat tournament itself.

However, if the spate of recent casting announcements is any indication, Mortal Kombat 2 could return to the more credible approach to science featured in the original games. Rudolf’s Princess Kitana, first introduced in the 1993 game Mortal Kombat II, plays an integral role in Outworld’s story as the adopted daughter of the villainous Shao Kahn. in 2021 Mortal Kombat had already introduced his corrupted clone Mileena and then killed her, his inclusion in the sequel, along with his loyal guardian Jade, suggests plans to return to a closer adaptation of the source mythology.

Besides, Children and The Lord of the Rings A star Karl Urban is expected to play the role of Johnny Cage, one of the first characters from the original games to be left out of the 2021 film. Among the additions of Cage, Kitana, and Jade, Mortal Kombat 2 The 2021 reboot seems intent on addressing many of the criticisms leveled at it. Time will tell if the sequel can live up to the success of the original games, but treating the original lore with the respect it deserves will go a long way in keeping audiences engaged.

Source: THR